The attempt to bind to the source IP address configured on the Send connector failed


Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-16

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers that are running Exchange Server 2007 and generates this alert when the event or events specified in the following Details table are logged.

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Product Name


Product Version

8.0 (Exchange Server 2007)

Event ID


Event Source


Alert Type

Critical Error

MOM Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2007/Common Components/Hub Transport and Edge Transport/Transport

MOM Rule Name

The attempt to bind to the source IP address configured on the Send connector failed. Check the source IP address to make sure it is correct.


This Error event indicates that the specified Send connector failed to bind to the specified source IP address.

The source IP address of a Send connector specifies the local IP address that is used to represent the endpoint of an SMTP connection to a remote messaging server. This setting is only valid for Edge Transport servers. This setting does not affect Hub Transport servers. The source IP address of a Send connector is specified by using the SourceIPAddress parameter on the Set-SendConnector cmdlet or the New-SendConnector cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell. The value of the source IP address can be any IP address that is configured on any network adapter in the Edge Transport server. The default value of the SourceIPAddress parameter is This value tells the Send connector to use any available address that is configured on a local network adapter.

User Action

To resolve this error, verify that the value of the SourceIPAddress parameter on the Set-SendConnector cmdlet for the specified Send connector is a valid IP address that exists on a network adapter in the computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed.

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